How do you market baseball to fans with no desire to spend the game in an assigned seat?
Without access to locker rooms and clubhouses, and with safety the primary concern, both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press are rethinking their coverage and travel norms.
As more and more dailies shed staff or fold, community papers are an even more important and often overlooked part of the media landscape — and just as endangered.
At a time when Fox Sports North is normally gearing up for one of its busiest stretches, COVID-19 has brought the sports calendar to a halt. So how does Minnesota’s regional sports network choose what to put on TV?
The massive decline in print advertising brought on by the coronavirus crisis is “going to separate the haves and the have-nots,” said Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith.
From mid-2016 until early 2018, a consortium of Twin Cities investors negotiated to buy the Pioneer Press from Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that owns the paper. It didn’t go well.
Reeve always considered herself an advocate for women, using her standing as one of the most successful coaches in WNBA history to push for various causes. But Reeve realized she was falling short in promoting and preparing women to be head coaches.
Launched Tuesday, the Reformer is the 15th entry in the States Newsroom network, a national nonprofit based dedicated to in-depth statehouse coverage.
“If it can happen at St. Cloud, it can happen anywhere,” said Minnesota State Athletics Director Kevin Buisman.
Last season, Coplin averaged a MIAC-leading 28 points per game, while also topping the league in rebounding, steals, field goals, free throw percentage and minutes per game. The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named him the best D3 player in the country.
The Gophers approach this postseason without last year’s pressure and expectation, which may help.
That’s the big question after a proposal to build a $42 million, 8,500-capacity stadium in Shakopee near Canterbury Park that would be home to a team called the Metro Millers was unveiled this week.
There’s nothing really stopping Fleck from jumping at the next big thing, for more money or a higher national profile. But there’s also nothing stopping Minnesota from firing him if things go sideways.
If you want ESPN’s attention, skip the talk. Give them something they can’t ignore — like what Gopher women’s hockey player Amy Potomak did with her Magical Mystery Goal.
If you’re wondering how a club could employ an executive with so little common sense, and how its media relations team could mangle crisis management so badly, it’s because … well, they’re the Astros, one of baseball’s most arrogant and tone-deaf organizations.
If UST succeeds, Saturday’s annual St. Thomas-St. John’s football game may be the next-to-last in the MIAC’s most popular rivalry. UST is scheduled to exit the MIAC in the spring of 2021.
Twins officials have hinted at a much more active winter. Expect the team to re-sign Jake Odorizzi and possibly Michael Pineda, then go hunting for starting pitching.
“I like the Twins,” said Kevin Millar, who played on that Red Sox team and who’s now a talking head on the MLB Network. “I don’t think they’re getting enough credit all the way through the board. This isn’t an 89-win team.”